Libyan alphabet


Definition of Libyan alphabet

: an alphabet of consonantal characters of simple geometric form of uncertain origin but perhaps derived in part from the Punic or neo-Punic alphabet in which several hundred inscriptions in the Libyan language are known from the late pre-Christian period and the first several centuries of the Christian era principally from what are now Tunisia and eastern Algeria

called also Numidian alphabet

— see tifinagh

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